Monday Mantra: One Acorn
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Monday Mantra: One Acorn

  “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Okay , that’s not exactly what I mean, but it’s memorable. And the idea that something big and important can come from something small and unassuming is essential. Franklin D. Roosevelt said it: “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are … Continue reading

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Monday Mantra: Nobody forces you to buy or eat that food….
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Monday Mantra: Nobody forces you to buy or eat that food….

  It’s a good thing I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I’d have disappointed myself right out of the 2015 starting gate. This was to have been offered on the first Monday of January, but it’s still the first month, so OK. “French Women Don’t Get Fat” by Mireille Guiliano was published eleven years ago. It was … Continue reading

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Monday Mantra: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover The following is a video about one French Super Market’s radical and brilliant strategy to eliminate waste and make good produce affordable. Intermarche took this idea to the bank with their brainchild: Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables. They figured out how to sell millions of pounds of produce that would be otherwise trashed each year. … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: All we are saying… is Give Bees a Chance!
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Monday Mantra: All we are saying… is Give Bees a Chance!

“Our Bees, Ourselves” by Mark Winston, author of forthcoming “BeeTime: Lessons from the Hive”, is a frighteningly convincing essay about the parallels between Honeybee collapse and human environmental degradation and subsequent challenges to golbal health and habitat. Read it, bee-ware, bee-warned, and bee-inspired. 1.  There is a noticeable reduction in the number of bees in our garden. Luring birds … Continue reading